How to be successful in therapy
Before contacting us, please make sure to read the following information carefully. At Feeling Good Psychotherapy we practice cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is different from traditional talk therapy. CBT is a collaborative approach that is only successful when clients actively participate in their treatment by engaging in structured therapy sessions and completing daily homework assignments. The good news is: cognitive behavioral therapy has been scientifically proven to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety when clients practice daily CBT skills, even when not feeling like it. To give you an idea of what CBT with us would look like, you would need to be ready to engage in the following assignments in order to see real improvement:
- Reading certain books or chapters, completing worksheets and pre and post session mood surveys
- Increasing time spent on rewarding activities such as hobbies, social contact, etc.
- Improving wellness: establishing a healthier sleep cycle, daily exercise, getting out of the house more often
- Talking about feelings in session
- Gradual exposure to feared situations (with therapist support)
If you are hesitant or do not feel willing or ready to engage in this kind of treatment, you may want to consider a different type of therapy such as a more traditional talk-therapy approach and circle back to us at a later time when you are feeling ready.